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Do your Garage Door Rollers Need to be Replaced

Many homeowners do a great job of maintaining the visible parts of their garage door, but we find that just as many forget to check other essential components, including their rollers. Your garage door’s rollers are responsible for making the opening and closing of your garage door a smooth process. Once you know what kind of garage door roller you have, you can then inspect them properly.

Builder-Grade Garage Door Rollers

Builder-grade rollers are what the majority of homeowners have and they are made of steel or hard plastic. They do not have ball bearings of any kind. We suggest you replace builder-grade garage door rollers every two years since the lack of ball bearings causes them to wear out quickly. If your builder-grade garage door rollers are worn out, you’ll hear a squeaking sound when you open and close your garage door.

Upgraded Garage Door Rollers

Upgraded garage door rollers are typically made out of nylon and they include ball bearings (open or sealed). We suggest you lubricate all open bearing rollers 4x a year. Depending on the exact design and type of rollers your door has, they can last anywhere from two years to the lifetime of your garage door.

Inspecting Your Garage Door Rollers

Your friends at Metro Garage doors suggest you inspect your garage door rollers at a minimum of once per year. Keep an eye out for the following:

  • If your rollers make any kind of grinding sound or they stop spinning smoothly, it’s time to have your rollers replaced.
  • If your rollers wiggle or appear to be improperly attached to the shaft, your rollers should be replaced.
  • If any part of your roller is cracked or you see that pieces of it are missing, you should have it replaced.
Call the Experts at Metro Garage Door

If you think it might be time to replace your garage door roller, give the experts at Metro Garage Doors a call. We’re here to help with any issues you might have with your garage door and its rollers. Give us a call today to book a repair appointment with a Metro Garage Doors technician. Contact us today to learn more.

 

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Do your Garage Door Rollers Need to be Replaced

Many homeowners do a great job of maintaining the visible parts of their garage door, but we find that just as many forget to check other essential components, including their rollers. Your garage door’s rollers are responsible for making the opening and closing of your garage door a smooth process. Once you know what kind of garage door roller you have, you can then inspect them properly.

Builder-Grade Garage Door Rollers

Builder-grade rollers are what the majority of homeowners have and they are made of steel or hard plastic. They do not have ball bearings of any kind. We suggest you replace builder-grade garage door rollers every two years since the lack of ball bearings causes them to wear out quickly. If your builder-grade garage door rollers are worn out, you’ll hear a squeaking sound when you open and close your garage door.

Upgraded Garage Door Rollers

Upgraded garage door rollers are typically made out of nylon and they include ball bearings (open or sealed). We suggest you lubricate all open bearing rollers 4x a year. Depending on the exact design and type of rollers your door has, they can last anywhere from two years to the lifetime of your garage door.

Inspecting Your Garage Door Rollers

Your friends at Metro Garage doors suggest you inspect your garage door rollers at a minimum of once per year. Keep an eye out for the following:

  • If your rollers make any kind of grinding sound or they stop spinning smoothly, it’s time to have your rollers replaced.
  • If your rollers wiggle or appear to be improperly attached to the shaft, your rollers should be replaced.
  • If any part of your roller is cracked or you see that pieces of it are missing, you should have it replaced.
Call the Experts at Metro Garage Door

If you think it might be time to replace your garage door roller, give the experts at Metro Garage Doors a call. We’re here to help with any issues you might have with your garage door and its rollers. Give us a call today to book a repair appointment with a Metro Garage Doors technician. Contact us today to learn more.

 

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Outdoor Fireplaces Enhance Your Outdoor Living Spaces

Beauty and Value- Outdoor Fireplace

Individuals who own a fireplace will tell you of the benefits it brings to the home – from heating the house to creating a warm and cozy focal point in a room. But for some, having a fireplace inside the home is not enough. They know how an outdoor fireplace can extend the living area of the home and create additional space in which to congregate, relax, and entertain.

Outdoor fireplaces – like those fireplaces that are in our homes – are chosen for their ability to produce heat as well as for aesthetic purposes and a mind towards the budget. Outdoor fireplaces have become all the rage – mostly for their ability to extend our living area and create an outdoor space that we can gather regardless of the weather; with the purchase of an outdoor fireplace, we can sometimes be afforded another entire room in our home. Keeping pace with its growing popularity, outdoor fireplace models – in a stunning array of varieties – can be found in home improvement stores or home and garden shops most anywhere. Choosing from among the fireplaces depends solely on personal style.

The more affordable outdoor fireplaces are portable units that radiate heat around the unit so as to warm
an entire space and those around its fire. The convenience of these outdoor fireplaces – in addition to their heat – is their portability. Such units can be a move to convenient spots so as to accommodate groups of people regardless
of where you want to entertain.

There are different styles of indoor fireplaces you can customize to suit your needs and budget, and the
result can be anything from simple to elaborate.

Some outdoor fireplaces are crafted by hand from beautiful cuts of stone. The end product resembles an indoor stone fireplace. These units are not portable but make a stunning focal point in an outdoor area. The wide-mouth opening provides for wood to be burned within and the fireplace gives off a tremendous amount of heat to those sitting around it. Many of these fireplaces include cooking and counter space that allows you to prepare beautifully grilled meals. With this unit, you have more than just an outdoor fireplace; you have an outdoor kitchen.

If you are interested in more permanent outdoor fireplaces, you can access a variety of companies that will come and build an outdoor fireplace right into your existing infrastructure. Stone, cement, or brick – no matter what material will work best in your outdoor space, there are companies that provide quality hand craftsmanship that will utterly transform your outdoor space.

The portable outdoor fireplaces are smaller, more contained units that also burn wood. They are convenient and easily moved to take advantage of all outdoor space. Selecting between the portable and permanent units depends solely on space, style, and budget. But no matter which of the outdoor fireplaces you choose, by so choosing you will expand your living space, add value to your home, and take back the great outdoors..

Contact Metro Garage Door to discuss installing an outdoor fireplace in your home.  You can add beauty and value to your home.

 

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June is Garage Door Safety Month

Here are some monthly maintenance tips and safety videos from CHI Overhead Doors.  We want you to be safe at all times when operating your garage door.  June is the focus month to remind customers about the safety tips and maintenance tasks.

  1. Avoid a moving garage door and always keep hands & fingers clear of the moving parts.
  2. Do not let children play with garage doors, transmitters, or motor remotes.
  3. Only operate the garage door when you can see it.

Inspect Garage Door Hardware

  • A quick inspection of your garage door can help unexpected repair costs.  The door should open and close smoothly, with no sounds of grinding or scraping.

Test Garage Door Balance

  • Testing the balance of your garage door can help prevent excessive wear.  It should lift smoothly without any resistance or bouncing.

Contact Douglasville’s CHI Dealer – Metro Garage Doors

If you don’t feel comfortable with these tests or you suspect any trouble with your garage doors, please make sure to contact us for a maintenance appointment today!

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June is Garage Door Safety Month

Here are some monthly maintenance tips and safety videos from CHI Overhead Doors.  We want you to be safe at all times when operating your garage door.  June is the focus month to remind customers about the safety tips and maintenance tasks.

  1. Avoid a moving garage door and always keep hands & fingers clear of the moving parts.
  2. Do not let children play with garage doors, transmitters, or motor remotes.
  3. Only operate the garage door when you can see it.

Inspect Garage Door Hardware

  • A quick inspection of your garage door can help unexpected repair costs.  The door should open and close smoothly, with no sounds of grinding or scraping.

Test Garage Door Balance

  • Testing the balance of your garage door can help prevent excessive wear.  It should lift smoothly without any resistance or bouncing.

Contact Douglasville’s CHI Dealer – Metro Garage Doors

If you don’t feel comfortable with these tests or you suspect any trouble with your garage doors, please make sure to contact us for a maintenance appointment today!

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Do you have issues with your Garage Door Cables

Your home’s garage door can have a variety of issues that may cause it to malfunction, making it difficult or impossible for you to open or close it. We suggest you examine your garage door every few months to determine if it needs to be serviced. One of the most important things for you to look at is your garage door cables.

What a Garage Door Cable Does  

Your garage door’s cable is an essential part of the process of raising and lowering your garage door – it is threaded through the torsion spring and physically lifts the door when activated. It can also protect you and your family from being injured if your garage door’s spring ever breaks. It’s absolutely essential that you make sure your garage door cable is in good shape and is aligned properly.

Why Garage Door Cables Break  

There are a number of different reasons why your garage door’s cable might break and/or come off its track. Sometimes the tension between your cable and spring isn’t right, which can cause your cable to break or be misaligned.

Another common problem is that some cables will have an issue winding around the drum, which can weaken them over time and cause your door to raise and lower unevenly, or even get stuck.

Another issue to be aware of is the age of your cable – as your cables get older, they will get weaker, which can cause them to snap.

How to Fix a Garage Door Cable

Although you might be tempted to try and replace a broken cable yourself, we urge you to call in the experts. There are a lot of things to consider when replacing or fixing garage door cables, and safety is at the top of the list. It’s best to hire a reputable garage door technician any time you have issues with your garage door or its parts.

Call in the Experts at Metro Garage Door

Contact the garage door experts at Metro Garage Doors. We’re here to help with any issues you might have with your garage door and its cables. Give us a call today to book an appointment with a Metro Garage Doors technician.

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International Door Association Declares That June Is Garage Door Safety Month

garage safety

June is Garage Door Safety Month, an initiative of the International Door Association (IDA). To keep you and your family safe, Metro Garage Door, Inc. in Douglasville, GA is participating in Garage Door Safety Month this June and is available to discuss important safety issues and tips for garage door safety.

“Metro Garage Door, Inc. has been in Douglasville for over 40 years,” says Derrick Thompson, owner of the company. “We care about the safety of our customers and want to help keep families safe.”

Metro Garage Door, Inc. offers easy to remember tips for garage door safety:

  1. LOOK at the garage door, springs, cables and rollers for wear and tear
  2. LISTEN for grinding or scraping sounds
  3. LEARN

    • Keep the garage door opener and remote control out of reach of children
    • Keep fingers and hands away from door sections and moving doors
    • Keep garage doors closed and remote controls out of sight to deter theft
  4. REMEMBER if you find any concerns regarding your garage door, contact a trained garage door professional.

If you suspect any problems with your door system, contact Metro Garage Door, Inc. today.

Press Release Contents from: The International Door Association (IDA), founded in 1995, works to provide programs and services to door and access systems dealers, for the express purpose of enhancing their value and professionalism. Door and access systems dealers sell, install and service a vast array of products including: Residential Doors and Operators, Commercial Doors and Operators, Fire Doors and Gates. 

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International Door Association Declares That June Is Garage Door Safety Month

garage safety

June is Garage Door Safety Month, an initiative of the International Door Association (IDA). To keep you and your family safe, Metro Garage Door, Inc. in Douglasville, GA is participating in Garage Door Safety Month this June and is available to discuss important safety issues and tips for garage door safety.

“Metro Garage Door, Inc. has been in Douglasville for over 40 years,” says Derrick Thompson, owner of the company. “We care about the safety of our customers and want to help keep families safe.”

Metro Garage Door, Inc. offers easy to remember tips for garage door safety:

  1. LOOK at the garage door, springs, cables and rollers for wear and tear
  2. LISTEN for grinding or scraping sounds
  3. LEARN

    • Keep the garage door opener and remote control out of reach of children
    • Keep fingers and hands away from door sections and moving doors
    • Keep garage doors closed and remote controls out of sight to deter theft
  4. REMEMBER if you find any concerns regarding your garage door, contact a trained garage door professional.

If you suspect any problems with your door system, contact Metro Garage Door, Inc. today.

Press Release Contents from: The International Door Association (IDA), founded in 1995, works to provide programs and services to door and access systems dealers, for the express purpose of enhancing their value and professionalism. Door and access systems dealers sell, install and service a vast array of products including: Residential Doors and Operators, Commercial Doors and Operators, Fire Doors and Gates. 

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The Attic Tent Is a Beneficial Addition To Your Home!

attic tentThe addition of an Attic Tent to your home could be far more beneficial than you might think. Not only does it create a barrier between your attic space and living space, it can also help to keep insulation particles from leaking into your home. This can be very unhealthy while remaining notoriously hidden.

What Is The Attic Tent?

  • The Attic Tent is an insulated cover that shields the entrance or opening to your attic space.
  • It comes in several different size options and thicknesses.
  • It can cover several different opening types including attic stairs, knee-wall doors, scuttle holes and even full-size doors.
  • With a ten-year manufacturer’s warranty, the Attic Tent will be an excellent addition to your home. In fact, you’re likely to wish you had known about this a long time ago!

What Are The Benefits Of The Attic Tent? 

  • A drop in your utility bills: this is the first thing you are likely to notice.
  • It is possible to save as much as 20% on your normal heating and cooling expenditures.
  • Many homeowners spend a great deal of money on replacement windows, storm windows and storm doors. The fact is, you are probably losing more heat and air conditioning through the entrance to your attic than through your windows and doors. 
  • The Attic Tent can also greatly decrease the amount of humidity that often finds its way into your home. This can also help to cut down on heating and cooling costs.
  • Lower humidity means a decrease in the chance of certain areas of your home growing mold. Mold can be incredibly toxic, especially to someone who is allergic, and you should take every measure possible to keep it out of your home.

Contact you local Attic Tent contractor – Metro Garage Doors

With all that in mind, you can expect to stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter with just the simple addition of an Attic Tent!  Contact us at Metro Garage Doors right away to find out how to have the Attic Tent installed in your home. We look forward to helping you!

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2 Key Benefits Of the Genie Model 2028 Garage Door Opener

Many homeowners operate under the mistaken impression that all automatic garage door openers are more or less equal. Yet as anyone who owns a Genie garage door opener knows, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. If you would like to learn more about what sets a great opener apart from a merely good one, read on.

This article will outline two key benefits of the Genie Model 2028 garage door opener. 

DC Motor 

Inferior garage door openers can be recognized by the laborious effort involved in operating. Not only does the door move up about as slowly as possible, but the opener generates all manner of annoying noise in the process. Fortunately, this is not true of the Genie Model 2028. The DC motor ensures smooth, swift, and silent performance, while also minimizing the amount of wear and stress put on your door. 

Non-Contact Reverse System 

All automatic garage door systems are required to have to auto reverse systems. Most of these are designed to automatically open back up if the door detects pressure while it is closing. In other words, the door actually has to make contact with an obstruction before the auto reverse feature kicks in. 

The Genie Model 2028 represents a drastic improvement over this type of auto-reverse system. Instead of waiting for the door to make contact with an obstruction, it utilizes an infrared beam to detect any objects in the path of the door. This ensures a maximum measure of safety.

Contact the Genie Motor Experts 

For more information about what puts Genie garage door openers a cut above the rest, contact the experts at Metro Garage Doors.

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